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Minnesota: it grows on you

This morning my coworker who grew up in Vietnam came in from an errand that had taken him outdoors, and said "It's pretty warm out there. I thought I'd need my jacket, but it was too hot." The temperature outside was just a few degrees above freezing.


Other weather-related things:

This week most of our high temperatures have been a few degrees above freezing (last week, on the other hand, was almost t-shirt weather).

I have a new winter coat! Like my old coat, it's red wool (a bright cheerful color for gray days). It's a little shorter than the old one, but still long--knee-length or so instead of mid-calf. This one has lots of buttons in a way that's probably supposed to look pseudo-military, which makes me think of British redcoats (with vague memories from elementary school history lessons about the American revolution). I like it despite its military leanings. Also I was very pleased to find it on sale for half off (which is why I could afford a new coat this month instead of sometime midwinter), and even more so when the cashier applied a store coupon for an extra $20 off. ($250 coat for $105! Hooray!)

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Nov. 18th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
Yay new coat! It sounds lovely. And yes, it's funny how one adjusts to extreme climates eventually.
Nov. 19th, 2010 07:10 am (UTC)
Friend of mine moved here from Texas. Toward the end of his second winter here, we were going out for coffee. It was around 42 degrees. He said "It's nice out."

Then he caught himself, stopped dead in his tracks and said:

"What am I saying!?"

Priceless moment about adjusting to climate.
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